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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 68,949 People

    I crack open 1/2 anti-depressant pill extra

    and then I hit the gym. FU depression. I am weaponized and am gonna fight my way back to happiness
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 12 Responses Mar 18

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    scrilly81 scrilly81 31-35, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    Every man has his secret sorrows

    which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.
    mrsabri mrsabri 18-21, M 7 hrs ago

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    (Picture attached) As I type this,

    I am quite upset at the moment... At the start of this year, I met a wonderful person on experienceproject when I was in the worst stages of my depression. She was the only one on this website that really offered to help. Due to my memory, I frequently forgot about this place...
    MysteryAbove MysteryAbove 70+ 1 Response Feb 25

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    I'm so sick of this. I'm tired of things

    that I used to love to do. I'm starting to get sick of a lot of people and I'm pushing everyone away. it's so hard to find decent people now! it's so easy to find people who love the attention, who love showing off, fake people... and I hate my school. the education is good but...
    YINYANGINSANE YINYANGINSANE 13-15, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    This is one thing i could do without

    but it haunts me everyday ,i stuggle with the crying spells and the mood swing and I just want a simple life .
    hopelessathappiness hopelessathappiness 51-55, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 79 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    I've come close to ending it a couple of times

    today. I need some advice on how not to let it control me.
    petaltears petaltears 18-21, F 14 Responses 1 day ago

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    I can feel myself getting more depressed

    everyday. Last year was so great for me, I was doing okay but when the new year started, I felt different. I begin to drink more and starting gaining weight. I've been depressed before but never like this. I can't hold a conversation with someone for more than a minute. I can't...
    hilaryxoxo hilaryxoxo 18-21, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I wish my psychiatrist would stop asking me

    about suicidal thoughts. I would never be so selfish as to actively kill myself. My parents went through so much to give me this life. But if anyone were to want to take it away from me right now, I would gladly give it away.
    dinosoar0216 dinosoar0216 18-21, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    sometimes people they want u to help them,

    but when u need help you don't find them at all,this is what is happening to me.Sometimes i feel society is something unfaire.
    mrsabri mrsabri 18-21, M 10 hrs ago

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 57 Responses Jan 18

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    flower79 flower79 31-35, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    PanzerVor PanzerVor 16-17, M 11 Responses Mar 14

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    im suffering borderline personality disorder.

    Im sad all the time and nobody notices,,
    EmmaOkay EmmaOkay 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm feeling too exhausted to explain with my

    own words how I feel today so, this quote sums up the thoughts that run in my mind: “I don't want to see anyone. I lie in the bedroom with the curtains drawn and nothingness washing over me like a sluggish wave. Whatever is happening to me is my own fault. I have done...
    aloysia aloysia 26-30, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Right now, I'm going through depression.

    It's very hard to bear. Especially as a kid of 15 who is supposed to be playing, studying all day. I guess I have depression coz of my mom. She always scolds me. But not just scold, it... Emotionally hurts me. It's like she always compares me with others. She points out every...
    bigsmile2000 bigsmile2000 13-15, M 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 42 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    I am having an awful day today.

    I literally have no friends. I was bullied out of my high school so am homeschooled now. I just want someone to talk to who's not my puppy.
    petaltears petaltears 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    If you're ever feeling down,

    just remember that somebody loves you. If nobody loves you, talk to me and I'll love you.
    oodleskaboodles oodleskaboodles 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    People don't understand depression enough these

    days they think that we can easily change our moods it's not like that at all it's a constant battle we try our hardest to stay positive. If it was that easy we would do it straight away.
    Shervonxx Shervonxx 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 38 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 24 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 18 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    chocolateinmyblood chocolateinmyblood 18-21, F 5 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 12 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 8 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    Darklady22 Darklady22 31-35, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 145 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    Big hugs and love to all my ep friends

    and ep people in general who are going to struggle over Christmas due to depression, loneliness or whatever reason. Love you all.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 7 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    I hate when people get mad just

    because you don't buy into their positiveness because they think they can help. I don't need your stupid help i don't want your pity i am doing fine. It's like they think your some kind of challenge that they can overcome. Get lost. I love people a lot and i don't have a problem...
    toughlov3 toughlov3 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    ughjustfiveminutesmore ughjustfiveminutesmore 18-21, F 8 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    All I want to do cut

    and cry myself to sleep :( Why am I even here? Why do I even bother fighting anymore?
    Ki123 Ki123 18-21, F 8 Responses 1 day ago

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 27 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 10 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    I don't look good these days,

    I became so pale,my skin is dry I cover my face with makeup I sleep bad and I have bags under my eyes I become depressive very fast ,I'm afraid to go to doctor :((( right now i'm sitting in my room ,hearing noises from the streets ....
    Sunflower93 Sunflower93 18-21, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 56 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    I just told the person

    that I love and loves me that"don't trust me","why are you talking tome?",I'm helpless ",i dont know what to do" They think I want to leave them but it's not true. Why does this happen to me always,?, Why I always ruin the only hapiness in my life?? Even though while doing a...
    Sophiakhan1 Sophiakhan1 18-21, F 10 hrs ago

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    I might kill myself, ive started cutting myself

    again, starving myself, i can barley do anything properly any more.
    Usernamesalreadytaken Usernamesalreadytaken 16-17, M 1 day ago

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 37 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    It's so much fun. When things are finally sort

    of looking up. But people still tend to treat you like ****. I don't get it I just don't get it. Getting rather sick and tired of people leaving all the time. As for right now this guy with whom i have this amazing connection. Doesn't want to date me because i'm depressed...
    xMnon xMnon 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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